“We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment.” ~ Margaret Mead
Earth is facing a severe threat, and it is not extraterrestrial. As a species, humans are solely responsible for the natural devastation witnessed around the planet; let it be disappearing forests, animal or plant species, and growing pollution.
However, there is still hope as more nations, people, and organizations are joining their hands together in the fight against climate change. Our team decided to identify some of the most significant nature conservation projects in work throughout the world.
China: A Nation Getting Greener Every Single Day
China has got a bad reputation when it comes to climate change because of its high greenhouse emissions. However, the nation of one and a half billion people is working day and night to offset its emissions with more plantations. Not only does it lead the world in planting trees, as per the records of the Trillion Tree Campaign, but the country, along with its neighbor India, is responsible for one-third of the global vegetation growth since 2000.
National Parks Cover 15% of the Entire Earth
It’s always fun to visit a national park. Nothing beats the joy of watching animals in their natural habitat. It may come as a surprise that roughly 15% of the Earth is now protected by national parks, along with 10% territorial waters enjoying protection as well. As per the records of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the last decade witnessed global growth in protected areas. Latin American and Caribbean countries lead the world in having the largest portion of protected lands.
A Race to be the first Green Energy Only Nation
Unlike the arms or wealth race, nations around the globe are competing to become the first country to be completely fossil-fuel free. Some of the countries leading the change are:
- Sweden: This Scandanavian country is aiming to eliminate the use of fossil fuels from power generation by 2040.
- Costa Rica: Costa Rica meets 95% of its energy demands from renewable energy source. And the country is aiming to become carbon-neutral by 2021.
- Nicaragua: Nicaragua is another country aiming to produce over 90% of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2020.
- Uruguay: This nation runs on nearly 100% renewable energy only. Uruguay has reached this feat through favorable regulatory policies and massive investments carried throughout the past decade.
- China: China leads the world with the largest capacity of solar PV and wind energy installations in the world. The country is aiming to produce up to 35% of its energy from renewable sources by 2030.
Source: The Climate Reality Project
TreeCoin: A Sustainable Timber Production Project
One of the crucial learnings from these examples is that of intent and careful planning. Coming from a team of people who have worked closely with nature conservation projects, TreeCoin is very well aware of the challenges of the present world. Our goal is to create a sustainable timber production model that can later be implemented by other timber producers. TreeCoin aims to plant over 10 million trees, covering roughly 12,000 hectares of land during its initial stage.
TreeCoin has an action plan to achieve its goal of sustainable timber production. We invite you to become a part of our initiative by participating in our hybrid token offering (HTO).
Let’s work together towards a sustainable future!